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Duke vs SDSU Game Notes

NCAA6Duke (30-4, 15-3 ACC) vs. San Diego State (27-8, 14-4 MW)

Sunday, March 22, 2015 • 2:40 p.m. • CBS

Charlotte, N.C. • Time Warner Cable Arena

The Opening Tip

• Duke (30-4, 15-3) faces San Diego State (27-8, 14-4 MW) Sunday, March 22 at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte. Tipoff is set for 2:40 p.m. with Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery, Grant Hill and Tracy Wolfson calling the action for CBS.

• The Blue Devils were tabbed the No. 1 seed in the South Region. Duke has received a No. 1 seed 13 times, second-most in NCAA Tournament history.

• Duke is 100-34 (.746) all-time in NCAA Tournament play, including an 83-26 (.761) mark under head coach Mike Krzyzewski. Duke is one of three programs with 100 NCAA tourney wins.

• Duke is 33-6 (.846) in the state of North Carolina in NCAA Tournament play, including an 11-3 (.786) mark in Charlotte.

• The Blue Devils enter Friday’s game ranked No. 4 in the AP Poll and No. 5 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Duke is 76-15 (.835) overall when ranked No. 4 in the AP Poll.

Last Time Out

• Duke posted an 85-56 win over Robert Morris Friday as Quinn Cook (22) and Jahlil Okafor (21) combined for 43 points on 17-of-23 (.739) shooting.

• Cook knocked down six three-pointers as Duke went 10-of-21 (.476) from behind the arc.

• Okafor was 9-of-11 (.818) from the field to match the third-best field goal percentage by a Blue Devil in NCAA Tournament history.

• Tyus Jones added 10 points and seven assists, while Justise Winslow recorded six points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.

• Marshall Plumlee came off the bench to notch his first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

• Duke recorded an assist on 28 of its 34 made field goals and shot 63.0 percent (34-of-54) from the field in the win. Duke’s 28 assists also set a school NCAA Tournament game record.

By the Numbers

• Jahlil Okafor was named ACC Player of the Year, becoming the first freshman in league history to claim the honor and just the ninth freshman out of a major conference (ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac 12, SEC) to earn player of the year accolades.

• Jahlil Okafor leads the Blue Devils and ranks among the top five in the ACC in scoring (17.8 ppg.), rebounds (8.8 rpg.) and field goal percentage (.674). He is attempting to become the first freshman to lead Duke in all three categories.

• Quinn Cook is averaging a career-high 15.9 points per game while also posting career bests in field goal percentage (.460), three-point percentage (.408), three-point field goals (2.85 3pg.) and free throw percentage (.891).

• Duke is the only team in the NCAA with three freshmen averaging double figures in scoring. Jahlil Okafor (17.8 ppg.), Justise Winslow (12.1 ppg.) and Tyus Jones (11.6 ppg.) combine for 41.5 points per game (51.4 percent of Duke scoring). The trio has combined for 40 or more points in a game 20 times this season.

• A freshman has led the Blue Devils in scoring in 24 of 34 games. Jahlil Okafor has paced the offensive attack 13 times, while Tyus Jones (7), Justise Winslow (3) and Grayson Allen (1) have also led Duke in scoring. The rookie class has also accounted for 23 of Duke’s 30 20-point games on the year (Okafor 13, Jones 6, Winslow 3, Allen 1).

• Quinn Cook has made at least one three-point field goal in each of the past 44 games, the fifth-longest streak in ACC history. He is shooting 41.2 percent (119-of-289) from behind the arc in that stretch. Cook has an ACC-high 97 three-point field goals and is three treys shy of becoming the sixth Blue Devil to make 100 three-pointers in a season.

• Duke’s starting backcourt of Quinn Cook and Tyus Jones has combined to shoot 88.7 percent (204-of-230) from the free throw line. The remaining six players in the Duke rotation are 299-of-499 (.599) from the charity stripe.

• Justise Winslow is averaging 14.1 points and 8.0 rebounds per game while shooting 54.9 percent (79-of-144) from the field, including 48.6 percent (17-of-35) from three-point range, over the past 15 games.

• Jahlil Okafor leads the ACC and ranks second nationally with a .674 field goal percentage (248-of-368). He has shot 70 percent or better from the field 19 times on the year. Okafor’s field goal percentage is second-best in Duke history, trailing only Christian Laettner’s .723 (115-of-159) field goal percentange as a freshman in 1989.

• Tyus Jones leads the Blue Devils in assists (197) and steals (51). Tommy Amaker (1984), Bobby Hurley (1990) and Jason Williams (2000) are the only Blue Devils to lead the team in both categories as freshmen.

• Duke leads the ACC and ranks fourth nationally in scoring (80.7 ppg.). The Blue Devils are looking to pace the conference in scoring in back-to-back years for the first time since finishing atop the league scoring charts from 1997-2003.

• Duke is playing its 288th consecutive game as a ranked team in the AP Poll. The Blue Devils are 238-49 (.829) in that span.

• The Blue Devils recorded their 30th win of the season Friday to match the NCAA record with 14 30-win seasons. Mike Krzyzewski holds the NCAA record for 30-win seasons by a coach with 14.

• Duke is one of three teams in the NCAA shooting over 50 percent from the field. The Blue Devils have shot 50 percent of better from the field 17 times on the year.

Justise

Duke-NCAA Tournament Game Notes

Justise1 Duke (29-4, 15-3 ACC) vs. 16 nNorth Florida / 16Robert Morris

Friday, March 20, 2015 • 7:10 p.m. • CBS

Charlotte, N.C. • Time Warner Cable Arena

The Opening Tip

• Duke (29-4, 15-3) faces the winner of an NCAA Tournament opening round game between North Florida and Robert Morris Friday, March 20 at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte. Tipoff is set for 7:10 p.m. with Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery, Grant Hill and Tracy Wolfson calling the action for CBS.

• The Blue Devils were tabbed the No. 1 seed in the South Region. Duke has received a No. 1 seed 13 times, second-most in NCAA Tournament history.

• Duke is 99-34 (.744) all-time in NCAA Tournament play, including an 82-26 (.759) mark under head coach Mike Krzyzewski. The Blue Devils are one win shy of becoming the third program in NCAA history to record 100 tournament wins.

• Duke is making its 20th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, the second-longest active streak in the NCAA. The Blue Devils have earned a No. 1 (11) or No. 2 (6) seed 17 times in that span.

• Duke is 32-6 (.842) in the state of North Carolina in NCAA Tournament play, including a 10-3 (.769) mark in Charlotte.

• The Blue Devils enter Friday’s game ranked No. 4 in the AP Poll and No. 5 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Duke is 75-15 overall when ranked No. 4 in the AP Poll.

Last Time Out

• Duke fell to Notre Dame, 74-64, in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament as the Blue Devils shot a season-low 17.8 percent (3-of-17) from three-point range.

• Jahlil Okafor scored a game-high 28 points on 13-of-18 shooting to go along with eight rebounds and two blocks.

• Justise Winslow notched a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds, while Tyus Jones added 10 points, four rebounds and five assists.

• Duke shot just 50.0 percent (7-of-14) from the foul line, while Notre Dame was 22-of-25 (.880) from the charity stripe in the contest.

• Quinn Cook and Tyus Jones combined to go 6-of-25 (.240) from the field and 2-of-13 (.154) from three-point range in the loss.

By the numbers

• Jahlil Okafor was named ACC Player of the Year, becoming the first freshman in league history to claim the honor and just the ninth freshman out of a major conference (ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac 12, SEC) to earn player of the year accolades.

• Jahlil Okafor leads the Blue Devils and ranks among the top five in the ACC in scoring (17.7 ppg.), rebounds (9.0 rpg.) and field goal percentage (.669). He is attempting to become the first freshman to lead Duke in all three categories.

• Quinn Cook is averaging a career-high 15.7 points per game while also posting career bests in field goal percentage (.454), three-point percentage (.399), three-point field goals (2.76 3pg.) and free throw percentage (.891).

• Duke is the only team in the NCAA with three freshmen averaging double figures in scoring. Jahlil Okafor (17.7 ppg.), Justise Winslow (12.3 ppg.) and Tyus Jones (11.6 ppg.) combine for 41.6 points per game (51.6 percent of Duke scoring). All three players were Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Year finalists with Okafor claiming the honor.

• A freshman has led the Blue Devils in scoring in 24 of 33 games. Jahlil Okafor has paced the offensive attack 13 times, while Tyus Jones (7), Justise Winslow (3) and Grayson Allen (1) have also led Duke in scoring. The rookie class has also accounted for 22 of Duke’s 28 20-point games on the year (Okafor 12, Jones 6, Winslow 3, Allen 1).

• Quinn Cook has made at least one three-point field goal in each of the past 43 games, tied for the fifth-longest streak in ACC history. He is shooting 40.5 percent (113-of-279) from behind the arc in that stretch. Cook leads the ACC with 91 three-point field goals and has made two or more threes in a game 26 times this season.

• Duke’s starting backcourt of Quinn Cook and Tyus Jones has combined to shoot 88.7 percent (204-of-230) from the free throw line. The remaining six players in the Duke rotation are 292-of-485 (.602) from the charity stripe.

• Justise Winslow has scored in double figures in each of the past 14 games and is averaging 14.7 points and 7.8 rebounds per game while shooting 53.5 percent (77-of-144) from the field, including 48.5 percent (16-of-33) from three-point range, in that span.

• Jahlil Okafor leads the ACC and ranks second nationally with a .669 field goal percentage (239-of-357). He has shot 70 percent or better from the field 18 times on the year. Okafor’s field goal percentage is second-best in Duke history, trailing only Christian Laettner’s .723 (115-of-159) field goal percentage as a freshman in 1989.

• Tyus Jones leads the Blue Devils in assists (190) and steals (49). Tommy Amaker (1984), Bobby Hurley (1990) and Jason Williams (2000) are the only Blue Devils to lead the team in both categories as freshmen.

• Duke leads the ACC and ranks fourth nationally in scoring (80.6 ppg.). The Blue Devils are looking to pace the conference in scoring in back-to-back years for the first time since finishing atop the league scoring charts from 1997-2003.

• Duke is playing its 287th consecutive game as a ranked team in the AP Poll. The Blue Devils are 237-49 (.829) in that span.

• The Blue Devils are one win shy of their 14th 30-win season. Mike Krzyzewski holds the NCAA record for 30-win seasons by a coach with 13.

• Duke has lost back-to-back games in a season three times since the 2009-10 campaign and are 28-3 following a loss in that span.

Tyus Jones vs UNC

Duke Earns Number One Seed

Tyus Jones vs UNCDuke has secured the number one seed in the South Regional.  Here are the times and announcers for each game in the opening round  -

Turner Sports and CBS Sports’ exclusive coverage of the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship will tip off with the NCAA First Four™ on truTV presented by Northwestern Mutual on Tuesday, March 17 and Wednesday, March 18 (6:00 PM, ET; both days). Second round game coverage will begin Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20 (12:00 NOON-Midnight; both days) with all games available live in their entirety across four national television networks – TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV – and via NCAA March Madness Live. Additionally, truTV will televise a one-hour pregame show Thursday and Friday at 11:00 AM, ET.

Following are the tip times and commentator assignments for the first and second round games. Tip times for the third round games on Saturday will be announced on Thursday after the conclusion of the day’s games. Sunday’s tip times will be released after the conclusion of play on Friday.

The Final Four National Semi-Finals on Saturday, April 4 will be televised on TBS along with “TeamCasts” or team-specific telecasts airing on TNT and truTV. The National Championship Game on Monday, April 6 will air on CBS..

First Round Games

Tuesday, March 17

Tip (ET)

Network

Site

Game

Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter

Producer/Director

6:40 p.m.

truTV

Dayton I

Manhattan vs. Hampton

Brian Anderson/Steve Smith//Lewis Johnson

Tom Heitz/Mark Grant

After conc. I

truTV

Dayton II

BYU vs. Ole Miss

Anderson/Smith//Johnson

Heitz/Grant

First Round Games

Wednesday, March 18

6:40 p.m.

truTV

Dayton I

North Florida vs. Robert Morris

Ian Eagle/Doug Gottlieb//Evan Washburn

Heitz/Grant

After conc. I

truTV

Dayton II

Boise State vs. Dayton

Eagle/Gottlieb//Washburn

Heitz/Grant

Second Round Games

Thursday Afternoon, March 19 (NOON-6:00 PM, ET)

Tip (ET)

Network

Site

Game

Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter

Producer/Director

12:15 p.m.

CBS

Pittsburgh I

Notre Dame vs. Northeastern

Brian Anderson/Steve Smith//Lewis Johnson

Jonathan Segal/Renardo Lowe

12:40 p.m.

truTV

Louisville I

Iowa State vs. UAB

Verne Lundquist/Jim Spanarkel//Allie LaForce

Craig Silver/Suzanne Smith

1:40 p.m.

TBS

Jacksonville I

Baylor vs. Georgia State

Andrew Catalon/Steve Lappas//Jamie Erdahl

Vic Frank/Andy Goldberg

2:10 p.m.

TNT

Portland I

Arizona vs. Texas Southern

Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner//Rachel Nichols

Bob Mansbach/Mike Arnold

After conc. I

CBS

Pittsburgh II

Butler vs. Texas

Anderson/Smith//Johnson

Segal/Lowe

After conc. I

truTV

Louisville II

SMU vs. UCLA

Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce

Silver/Smith

After conc. I

TBS

Jacksonville II

Xavier vs. BYU/Ole Miss

Catalon/Lappas//Erdahl

Frank/Goldberg

After conc. I

TNT

Portland II

VCU vs. Ohio State

Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Nichols

Mansbach/Arnold

Second Round Games

Thursday Evening, March 19 (6:30 PM, ET-Midnight)

(Announce Teams Same as Day Games)

Tip (ET)

Network

Site

Game

Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter

Producer/Director

6:50 p.m.

TBS

Pittsburgh III

Villanova vs. Lafayette

Anderson/Smith//Johnson

Segal/Lowe

7:10 p.m.

CBS

Louisville III

Cincinnati vs. Purdue

Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce

Silver/Smith

7:20 p.m.

TNT

Jacksonville III

North Carolina vs. Harvard

Catalon/Lappas//Erdahl

Frank/Goldberg

7:27 p.m.

truTV

Portland III

Utah vs. Stephen F. Austin

Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Nichols

Mansbach/Arnold

After conc. III

TBS

Pittsburgh IV

N.C. State vs. LSU

Anderson/Smith//Johnson

Segal/Lowe

After conc. III

CBS

Louisville IV

Kentucky vs. Hampton/Manhattan

Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce

Silver/Smith

After conc. III

TNT

Jacksonville IV

Arkansas vs. Wofford

Catalon/Lappas//Erdahl

Frank/Goldberg

After conc. III

truTV

Portland IV

Georgetown vs. Eastern Washington

Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Nichols

Mansbach/Arnold

Second Round Games

Friday Afternoon, March 20 (NOON-6:00 PM, ET)

Tip (ET)

Network

Site

Game

Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter

Producer/Director

12:15 p.m.

CBS

Omaha I

Kansas vs. New Mexico St

Marv Albert/Chris Webber/Len Elmore//Craig Sager

Scott Cockerill/Lonnie Dale

12:40 p.m.

truTV

Charlotte I

Michigan State vs. Georgia

Jim Nantz/Bill Raftery/Grant Hill//Tracy Wolfson

Mark Wolff/Bob Fishman

1:40 p.m.

TBS

Seattle I

Northern Iowa vs. Wyoming

Spero Dedes/Mike Gminski//Jaime Maggio

Ryan Galvin/Chris Svendsen

2:10 p.m.

TNT

Columbus I

West Virginia vs. Buffalo

Ian Eagle/Doug Gottlieb//Evan Washburn

Ken Mack/Jim Cornell

After conc. I

CBS

Omaha II

Wichita State vs. Indiana

Albert/Webber/Elmore//Sager

Cockerill/Dale

After conc. I

truTV

Charlotte II

Virginia vs. Belmont

Nantz/Raftery/Hill//Wolfson

Wolff/Fishman

After conc. I

TBS

Seattle II

Louisville vs. UC Irvine

Dedes/Gminski//Maggio

Plumlee

Duke Dominates The Pack

PlumleeYes, Duke was pumped up for their opening win over N.C. State in the ACC Tournament.  The Blue Devils led by as many as 30 points on their way to a dominant 77-53 win over the Wolfpack.

A Crazy Dominant First Half

The Blue Devils jumped out to a 13-3 lead and never looked back.  Duke committed an astonishingly low one turnover in the half and just five the whole contest.  Duke ended up leading after the first half by a 49-22 score where Coach Mike Krzyzewski praised the effort in the post game press conference.  Duke also connected on 10 of 11 free throws to pretty much gain a TKO over the Wolfpack.  Dis you know that the Duke bench of Matt Jones, Marshall Plumlee and Grayson Allen outscored N.C. State at the end of the first half 27 to 22?

The Starters and Backcourt Came Alive In The Second Half

Justise Winslow ended he game with 11 points. Tyus Jones added 8 while dishing 8 assists and Jahlil Okafor added 10.  All 8 points came in the second half for the efficient Jones. But Quinn Cook again showed his leadership ending the contest with 15 points.

Early Play By Allen Sparked Duke

Grayson Allen scored twice on drives in the first half.  After one drive and score, Duke held a 22-11 lead and N.C. State Coach Mark Gottfried called a timeout.  Allen later scored on another slash to the bucket giving Duke a 26-11 lead and Gottfried burned another timeout.  Yes, Grayson was effective, see his video below and then keep reading our recap.

Big Jah's Pops Enjoyed Himself

Chuck never sat down across the way, much the dismay  of a band of Clemson fans sitting behind him.  Jahlil's Dad led cheers for most of he game until he got tired from the Blue Devils dominance and took a break.  Duke also rocked their new white uniforms in this game.

Here is a Happy Matt Jones

Jones scored 11 points and continues to help spark Duke off the bench -

 Notes

- Duke moves to 29-3 and has won 12 straight games.

- Marshall Plumlee scored a career high 12 points on some emphatic dunks.

- The last time a team led by 27 or more points at the half of the ACC Tournament was in 1999.  That record is held by Duke too.

- Duke shot 92.3% from the free throw stripe against NCSU.

- Six Duke players finished in double figures tonight.

- Duke is 39-17 all time in ACC Tournaments held in Greensboro, N.C.

Justise

Duke ACC Tournament Notes

quinn vs UNCDuke (28-3, 15-3) • ACC Tournament Quarterfinals

Thursday, March 12, 2015 • 7:00 p.m. • ESPN / ACCN

Greensboro, N.C. • Greensboro Coliseum

The Opening Tip

• Duke enters the ACC Tournament with a 28-3 record overall, including a 15-3 mark in ACC play. The Blue Devils claimed the No. 2 seed to earn a double-bye into the ACC Tournament Quarterfinals.

• Duke’s 28-3 record is tied for the fifth-best mark through 31 games in program history. Duke was also 28-3 in 2001-02 and 2005-06.

• The Blue Devils enter the game ranked No. 2 in both the AP Poll and USA Today Coaches Poll. Duke is 120-19 overall when ranked No. 2 in the AP Poll.

• The Blue Devils are ranked No. 3 in the latest Ratings Percentage Index with a 10-2 mark against teams rated in the top 50. Duke has road wins over four teams in the top 25 (Wisconsin, Louisville, Virginia, North Carolina) and is No. 1 in the NCAA in road/neutral site RPI.

• Duke has won 11 straight games, the program’s fifth double-digit win streak this decade. Seven of the Blue Devils’ wins during the streak have been by 10 points or less.

Last Time Out

• Duke wrapped up the regular season with an 84-77 win at No. 19 North Carolina Saturday as Tyus Jones and Quinn Cook combined for 44 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.

• Jones scored a game-high 24 points to go along with six rebounds, seven assists and three steals. He netted 17 second-half points and set a Duke freshman record with a 12-of-12 performance from the foul line in the win.

• Cook knocked down four three-point field goals and finished with 20 points for his sixth 20-point game of the season.

• Jahlil Okafor added 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting, while Justise Winslow tallied 13 points despite being saddled with foul trouble throughout the second half.

• After shooting just 33.3 percent (10-of-30) in the first half, Duke responded to go 17-of-29 (.586) from the field over the final 20 minutes of action.

• Duke trailed 49-42 with 14:40 remaining in the game before seizing control with a 14-2 run over the next 3:20 to take a 56-51 lead.

By the numbers

• Jahlil Okafor was named ACC Player of the Year, becoming the first freshman in league history to claim the honor and just the ninth freshman out of a major conference (ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac 12, SEC) to earn player of the year accolades.

• Jahlil Okafor leads the Blue Devils and ranks among the top five in the ACC in scoring (17.6 ppg.), rebounds (9.2 rpg.) and field goal percentage (.668). He is attempting to become the first freshman to lead Duke in all three categories.

• Quinn Cook is averaging a career-high 16.0 points per game while also posting career bests in field goal percentage (.458), three-point percentage (.404), three-point field goals (2.84 3pg.) and free throw percentage (.885).

• Duke is the only team in the NCAA with three freshmen averaging double figures in scoring. Jahlil Okafor (17.6 ppg.), Justise Winslow (12.4 ppg.) and Tyus Jones (11.8 ppg.) combine for 41.8 points per game (51.4 percent of Duke scoring). All three players are Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Year finalists.

• A freshman has led the Blue Devils in scoring in 23 of 31 games. Jahlil Okafor has paced the offensive attack 12 times, while Tyus Jones (7), Justise Winslow (3) and Grayson Allen (1) have also led Duke in scoring. The rookie class has also accounted for 21 of Duke’s 27 20-point games on the year (Okafor 11, Jones 6, Winslow 3, Allen 1).

• Quinn Cook has made at least one three-point field goal in each of the past 41 games, tied for the seventh-longest streak in ACC history. He is shooting 40.9 percent (110-of-269) from behind the arc in that stretch. Cook leads the ACC with 88 three-point field goals and has made two or more threes in a game 25 times this season.

• Duke’s starting backcourt of Quinn Cook and Tyus Jones has combined to shoot 88.3 percent (197-of-223) from the free throw line. The remaining six players in the Duke rotation are 280-of-465 (.602) from the charity stripe.

• Justise Winslow has scored in double figures in each of the past 12 games and is averaging 15.3 points and 7.7 rebounds per game while shooting 55.2 percent (69-of-125) from the field, including 50.0 percent (15-of-30) from three-point range, in that span.

• Quinn Cook is averaging 18.9 points per game with five 20-point efforts during Duke’s current 11-game win streak.

• Jahlil Okafor leads the ACC and ranks second nationally with a .668 field goal percentage (221-of-331). He has shot 70 percent or better from the field 18 times on the year.

• Tyus Jones leads the Blue Devils in assists (177) and steals (47). Tommy Amaker (1984), Bobby Hurley (1990) and Jason Williams (2000) are the only Blue Devils to lead the team in both categories as freshmen.

• Duke leads the ACC and ranks third nationally in scoring at 81.3 points per game. The Blue Devils are looking to pace the conference in scoring in back-to-back years for the first time since finishing atop the league scoring charts from 1997-2003.

• Duke is playing its 285th consecutive game as a ranked team in the AP Poll. The Blue Devils are 236-48 (.831) in that span.

• The Blue Devils have shot 50 percent or better from the field 15 times on the year. The Blue Devils are 15-0 in those contests and 488-31 under Mike Krzyzewski when shooting 50 percent or better from the floor.